THE FRENCH CONNECTION (1971)

The car chase is justly famous, but these days its cops with a “shoot first ask questions later” attitude are extremely hard to root for.

THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (1962)

A vast conspiracy is set to bring down the government, and only Frank Sinatra can stop it.

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Alfred Hitchcock and Cary Grant invented the James Bond movie three years before it was a thing.